Monday marks the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. that left nearly 3,000 people dead and injuring more than 6,000 in what remains the deadliest terrorist attack on the American soil.
Thousands of Americans across the country including the relatives, survivors and rescuers of the 9/11 terror attacks, are marking the anniversary of one of the nation’s most scarring days. Many are expected to gather on Monday at the World Trade Centre.
Nearly 3,000 people died when hijacked planes crashed into the trade centre, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 2001, leaving the nation shaking.
President Donald Trump, who is observing the anniversary for the first time as President of the US, is scheduled to observe a moment of silence at about the time the first airplane hit. First Lady Melania Trump is expected to join him, according to a statement by the White House.
Hollywood stars also remembered the lives lost on the unfateful day.
Many stars shared images declaring, “Never forget,” and depicting the beams of light that now shine in the place of the Twin Towers throughout the month of September.
See all the messages below:
Thinking of all those who put themselves in harm’s way to save lives on 9/11.
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) September 11, 2017
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) September 11, 2017
— Mark Wahlberg (@mark_wahlberg) September 11, 2017
— Hanna (@polishprincessh) September 11, 2017
In memory of those we lost on 9.11.01. Our hearts will never forget. pic.twitter.com/3Cl2x7wOjF
— Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) September 11, 2017
— .｡.:*♡sυʑαททє♡*:.｡. (@sassysassyred) September 11, 2017